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1979 Irwin 52 Cruising Yacht

friday harbor, Washington, United States


Ambition is a great world cruiser of liveaboard. The Irwin name is known for great quality and seakeeping ability. She is will laid out with a center cockpit and fantastic walk around queen aft master. Two other guest staterooms forward, nice electronics, northern lights genset, Perkins low hour re-built diesel, nice ground tackle and sail inventory. In mast power furling. Owners anxious to move on to their next adventure


This listing is courtesy of the BoatWizard MLS and may be centrally listed with another broker. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey representation of a particular vessel.

Basic Boat Info

Price: US$185,000 (Sale Pending)
Boat Name: Ambition
Make: Irwin
Model: 52 Cruising Yacht
Year: 1979
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Irwin
Construction: Fiberglass
Keel Type: Full Keel


Length: 52 ft
Length Overall: 58 ft
Waterline Length: 44 ft
Beam: 15'4 ft
Max Draft: 7'1 ft
Displacement: 55,000 lb
Dry Weight: 55,000 lb
Ballast: 16,100 lb
Electrical Circuit: 110 V
Single Berths: 2
Double Berths: 2
Cabins Count: 3

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Perkins
  • Model: 4-236
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 80hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze
  • Year: 1986
  • Engine Hours: 2300
Cruising Speed: 6.08 kn


Fuel Tanks: 2
Fuel Tank Capacity: 250 gal
Fuel Tank Material: GRP
Water Tanks: 2
Water Tank Capacity: 400 gal
Water Tank Material: GRP
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 40 gal
Holding Tank Material: Plastic


Heads Count: 2
Drive Type: Direct
Windlass Type: Electric
Boat Class: Cruisers, Center Cockpit, Deck Saloon


The rich, teak interior glows with high golden, polished cabinetry, bulkheads, trim and teak and holly floors. The décor is light and airy with contemporary fabrics, light upholstery, white formica surfaces, mini blinds, and an abundance of light and natural ventilation provided by eleven opening hatches and fourteen opening ports with screens.

The forward guest cabin features a v-berth with filler , eight drawers storage under, single settee with storage under and a hanging locker. The second guest stateroom is to port with double berth (new cushions 2002), abundant drawer storage under, and small dresser with drawers. The guest head is to starboard with vanity, sink,  toilet, storage locker and shower.
Main Salon
The roomy, inviting salon offers an L-shaped lounge to port with high-low teak table that converts to sleep two, or dine eight. There is a single settee opposite, breakfast bar with two swivel chairs, color and an abundance of storage throughout. The well-equipped galley is aft and to starboard and there is the well-defined control center, the navigation station with swivel chair, electronics, electrical panel and chart storage to port.
Master Cabin
Aft and incredibly spacious, is the master stateroom with centerline queen berth, port and starboard bureaus, his and her bed tables, and large headboard mirror that makes the entire room look even larger. There is a tall double hanging locker to starboard and the en suite head with electric toilet, vanity, sink, and separate stall shower is to port.

  • Mahogany dining tables w/ drop leaves
  •  holding plate refrigeration/freezer
  • 3-Burner propane stove (new valves)Pressure, dockside water system
  • Deep, double SS sinks
  • Microwave oven 
  • Raritan icemaker (2001)
  • Abundant storage
  • Breakfast bar with (2) swivel seats


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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